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Title Strong voices : fifteen American speeches worth knowing / introductions by Tonya Bolden ; foreword by Cokie Roberts ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]


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Edition First edition.
Description 125 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary A collection of speeches that showcases the voices of those at the reins of power and of those who are not. Read the original words, sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entirety, that have shaped our cultural fabric. Introductions provide historical context and critical insights into the meaning and impact of every speech. For each speech, writer and history lover Tonya Bolden provides an introduction-- telling us what was going on at the time, who the person was, and what it all meant. And along the way, Bolden provides many fascinating insights. Understanding what a speech meant at the time can help us unlock what it means for us today.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-125).
Contents Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty or give me death!" -- George Washington: Farewell Address -- Red Jacket: "We never quarrel about religion" -- Frederick Douglass: "What to the slave is the Fourth of July?" -- Sojourner Truth: "I am a woman's rights" -- Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address -- Theodore Roosevelt: "Citizenship in a republic" -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" -- Lou Gehrig: "Farewell to baseball" -- Langston Hughes: "On the blacklist all our lives" -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy: "We choose to go to the moon" -- Martin Luther King Jr.: "I have a dream" -- Fannie Lou Hamer: " I question America" -- Cesar Chavez: Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984 -- Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Women's rights are human rights" -- Notes -- Timeline.
Subject Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Juvenile literature.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Genre/Form Speeches.
Added Author Bolden, Tonya, editor.
Roberts, Cokie, writer of foreword.
Velasquez, Eric, illustrator.
Added Title Fifteen American speeches worth knowing
15 American speeches worth knowing
ISBN 9780062572042 (hardcover)
0062572040 (hardcover)
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